‘It’s going to drop a lot of jaws’: GMA’s Michael Strahan hints palace should brace for the worst in Prince Harry’s memoir Spare, saying he was ‘amazed by his openness’ – as he admits he has read ENTIRE book amid multiple leaks
- The GMA anchor revealed today that he received an advance copy of Spare ahead of an interview with Prince Harry to promote the explosive memoir
- Said the 38-year-old Duke of Sussex ‘is holding nothing back’
- Added that the book will ‘open a lot of eyeballs’, and hinting at topics covered
- Strahan said Harry writes about the death of his mother Diana, how he dealt with it, and his time in the military, as well as his role as a husband and father
- A clip from the GMA interview reveals Harry brands William his ‘arch-nemesis’ in the book, with the Duke discussing the ‘competition’ between ‘heir’ and ‘spare’
- Several extracts from the book have been published despite strict security
Good Morning America anchor Michael Strahan today hinted that the royal family should brace for the worst in Prince Harry‘s bombshell memoir Spare, revealing that he has already read the entire book, which he warned will ‘drop a lot of jaws’.
The 51-year-old TV host shared this thoughts on the explosive autobiography this morning, when he admitted that he received an advance copy of Spare – amid multiple leaks from the book – ahead of an interview with Harry, 38, which is due to air in full on Monday morning.
After showing a short teaser clip from the sit-down, in which Strahan revealed Harry refers to his brother William as his ‘arch-nemesis’, the GMA anchor proceeded to share his ‘amazement’ at ‘how open [the Duke] is’.
‘He is not holding anything back,’ Strahan said – in what could well be interpreted by the palace as a clear warning of what further bombshells may emerge from the book.
‘I read the book from the first page to the last and you’re amazed at how open he is. I think [it’s] going to open a lot of eyeballs and drop a lot of jaws, as they say.’
Good Morning America anchor Michael Strahan has warned that Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir Spare ‘will drop a lot of jaws’ while admitting he has already read the entire book
According to Strahan, 51, who sat down for an interview with Harry, 38, the Duke of Sussex is ‘not holding anything back’ in his book
Strahan also hinted at the other topics that are covered by Harry in Spare, telling his co-hosts that it includes discussions about his relationship with William, his feelings about his mother Diana’s death, and his time in the military – as well as his role as a father and husband
Strahan’s admission that he has already read Spare from cover to cover comes amid multiple leaks from the book – despite publisher Penguin Random House going to great lengths to keep it under lock and key
‘This book is about a lot more than just his relationship with his brother,’ he said. ‘He covers so much. He talks about deep grief, the death of his mother, how he dealt with that. [His] time in the military and the most important role, which you can tell for him right now is being a husband and being a father.
‘And he also talks about his grievances with the press, which is one of the reasons he’s been so vocal about that.
‘But it’s also a story and a conversation with him about healing. Because when you read the book, you realize it’s been one heck of a life. And to see him where he is right now, it shows how much he’s really had to work to find himself.’
Strahan’s summary of the book was shared shortly after GMA aired a short teaser clip from the host’s sit-down interview with Harry – during which it was revealed that the Duke brands William as ‘his arch-nemesis’ in Spare.
In the short seconds-long glimpse at the sit-down, Strahan is heard telling Harry: ‘There’s a quote in the book where your refer to your brother as your “beloved brother and arch-nemesis”. Strong words. What did you mean by that?’
Harry then responds: ‘There has always been this competition between us, weirdly. I think it really plays into or always played by the “heir/spare”.’
In a teaser clip from Strahan’s sit-down with Harry, the GMA anchor reveals that the Duke refers to his brother William as his ‘arch-nemesis’
Strahan’s admission that he was ‘amazed by how open [Harry] is’ in the book will no doubt fuel further fears among the royal family about what bombshells are yet to come
Strahan’s admission that he has already read Spare in its entirety comes after multiple extracts from the book were released online – despite publisher Penguin Random House reportedly going to extreme lengths to keep its contents under lock and key.
Both the Guardian and Page Six have published extracts from the tome – and the book also accidentally went on sale early in Spain, enabling readers to buy an advance copy ahead of its official release on January 10.
There is understood to be a probe at Penguin over how the leaks and early releases occurred.
The extracts that have been published thus far certainly back up Strahan’s warning that Harry is ‘holding nothing back’, with the Guardian sharing a sensational excerpt in which the Duke accuses his older brother Prince William of physically attacking him during an altercation at Nottingham Cottage in 2019.
In a clear indication that Harry plans to hold nothing back when it comes to airing his true feelings about his brother, the Duke of Sussex describes a nuclear argument between the siblings, which he says ended with the Prince of Wales grabbing him by the collar and throwing him to the floor, shattering a dog bowl with his back.
William then allegedly declared: ‘I didn’t attack you, Harold.’
According to the Guardian, Harry writes that William branded Meghan Markle ‘difficult’, ‘rude’ and ‘abrasive’ and insisted he was trying to ‘help’ his younger brother during a meeting about ‘the whole rolling catastrophe’ of their failing relationship and Harry’s rows with the press.
Harry says he accused his brother of ‘parroting the press narrative’ about his wife before a screaming match ensued, ending in a physical altercation.
He claims he then gave the heir to the throne a glass of water and said: ‘Willy, I can’t speak to you when you’re like this’.
Recalling what he claims happened next, and insisting he was scared, the former soldier wrote: ‘He set down the water, called me another name, then came at me. It all happened so fast. So very fast.
‘He grabbed me by the collar, ripping my necklace, and he knocked me to the floor. I landed on the dog’s bowl, which cracked under my back, the pieces cutting into me. I lay there for a moment, dazed, then got to my feet and told him to get out.’